Tuesday, November 17, 2015

'resilience' as a buzzword over and over

(Empty chairs, empty tables lyrics.. soundtrack keeps playing, like background noise loop ...)

"Campus Racism Protests Didn't Come Out Of Nowhere, And They Aren't Going Away Quickly
Mizzou seems to have catalyzed years of tension over inequality and race."

Includes this on UC
Students are arriving on campus believing racism remains persistent in America today. According to an annual survey of more than 150,000 incoming freshmen by UCLA, the percentage of students who believe racism is no longer an issue has risen slowly over 25 years, from 19 percent in 1990 to 24 percent in 2015.


Also see:

And Time mag with:


Daily Cal with

UCLA Daily Bruin:


And UCD Aggie:

So, that piece last month:


was it ever/ never just this:
"American universities were once a safe space not only for maturation but also for a certain regressive, or even transgressive, experience; increasingly, it seems, they have become places of censure and prohibition," she wrote. "And the censure and prohibition come from above, not from yourselves! Are we all okay with this transfer of power?"


"Tolerance, Free Speech Collide on Campus
A philosophical divide is at the heart of recent protests that have roiled campuses around the country"
See WSJ:

Some college administrators continue trying to develop policies that heed student concerns, even if not everyone agrees with those concerns.

The University of California Board of Regents is developing nonbinding “principles against intolerance” that would include “hate speech or derogatory language reflecting stereotypes or prejudice,” according to a preliminary draft statement meant to help guide discussion as a working group of regents and school officials, including a student representative, develops a new statement.

The effort, which has been criticized by free speech advocates, comes after campus protests over Israel’s treatment of Palestinians raised concerns over discrimination and the creation of a hostile campus environment for Jewish students.

“It’s negotiating the fine line between our strong belief of ideas and information and also making sure that our principles of respect for each other are upheld,” a spokeswoman said.


"opinions | U.C. Berkeley chancellor responds to concerns about Jewish student safety on campus
by Nicholas B. Dirks"

" As I’m sure you are aware, the regents of the University of California, the governing body of the system, are still discussing how or if the university will adopt a formal definition of anti-Semitism. As U.C. Berkeley’s chancellor, I must await the outcome of those discussions."


"The Principles Against Intolerance: Attempts to Redefine Anti-Semitism and the Potential Threat to Free Speech"
by Juliet Bachtel and Josh Ortiz
In order to protect Jewish students, the UC community has been pushing for a system-wide definition of anti-Semitism

UC Board of Regents Considers Redefining Anti-Semitism


"The Guardian contacted UCSD’s Jewish Studies Program but they declined to comment."

Daily Nexus:
At the upcoming UC Board of Regents on Nov. 18 at UC San Francisco, the Regents will further discuss the stance they want to take on the issue of designating certain speech as anti-Semitic.

There also are developments in the Salaita U of II matters


HuffPo :
The NCAA And NFL Need To Stop Arbitrarily Taking Stands On Issues
They stood against bigoted laws in the past, why aren't they doing it now?



How College Students Are Bankrolling The Athletics Arms Race


Includes UC Riverside in their list:

Most-Subsidized Colleges

Nearly 130 athletic departments rely on subsidies for over half their revenue. Search for a university below or compare them using our Subsidy Scorecards.

The 'OMG, Millennial children, grow the F up already! ' stance?

See: Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges
College personnel everywhere are struggling with students' increased neediness.


Then see,

Petulant, Hyper-Sensitive, Censorious, Orwellian Activists, 1954

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